New York, NY (WFAN) – Minnesota Vikings and former New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre has officially filed papers with the NFL for retirement.
League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the Minnesota quarterback had filed his retirement papers with the NFL.
Earlier in the season, Favre has repeatedly said this will be his final season and not returning in 2011.
Favre entered the season with a chance to start in 300 consecutive games, but that streak ended after the Vikings week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills. He injured his throwing shoulder and didn’t return the following week.
Favre then returned in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears but was knocked unconscious and never returned for the final two games of the season.
Favre said “it’s time” after the season finale against the Detroit Lions.
“I know it’s time, and that’s OK. It is,” Favre said. “Again, I hold no regrets, and I can’t think of too many players offhand that can walk away and say that. Individually and from a team standpoint, it was way more than I ever dreamed of.”
Favre ended the season with 19 interceptions and a passer rating of 69.9.
He was also fined $50,000 by the league this season for not cooperating in the Jenn Sterger investigation. Favre is accused of sending lewd voice mails and text messages to Sterger throughout the course of his time with the Jets.
Back in 2008 Favre retired in 2008 and 2009 Favre “retired,” only to return both times.